Flu is serious!
More people than ever in Scotland will be offered the free flu vaccine to help protect as many lives as possible this winter.
The flu vaccination programme will commence from September. All those who are eligible are being urged to take up the offer as soon as possible to protect themselves and others and help the NHS and social care services avoid additional pressure over the winter period. Visit the eligible groups page for more information on how and when you will get your flu vaccine.
On the 20th January 2022 we received confirmation from the Scottish Government that the Extended Flu Programme for secondary school pupils, teaching staff, those aged 50-64 years with no underlying health conditions etc. has ceased for this flu season and will not be restarted. We will continue to offer the flu vaccine to: Patients aged over 65, Patients with an underlying health condition and the immunosuppressed, Pregnant women via community midwifery teams & Health and Social Care staff.
Flu Vaccination Clinics
This website will provide you with local information on why it is important to get the free flu vaccination, who is eligible and how to get the flu vaccination.
What’s the latest?
24th Nov, 2021
People across north-east Scotland, eligible for their COVID-19 vaccine booster and flu jabs, are being encouraged to book their vaccination appointments via the online booking portal.
The portal opened on Monday 15 November, for those aged 50 to 59, unpaid carers who are 16 and over, and those aged 16 and over who are household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals, to book their vaccination appointment online.
We estimate there are approximately 50,000 Grampian citizens in these eligible groups who have not yet registered for a booster appointment.
For all eligible groups, at least 24 weeks should have elapsed from the second dose being administered, before the booster is given.
The online booking portal is available at nhsinform.scot/vaccinebooking and those without online access can book an appointment through the National Helpline on 0800 030 8013.
To use the online portal, individuals will need their unique vaccination username which can be found on any previous appointment letter. If this is not readily available, it can be located or reset on the NHS Inform “recover username” page.
The portal is also available for those aged 60 and above, or in other eligible groups (such as health & social care staff) to use. In addition, community pharmacies in Grampian are offering weekend vaccination clinics. Information on this can be viewed here.
The Grampian vaccination centres are in Aberdeen, Elgin, Huntly, Inverurie, Banchory, Peterhead, Macduff, Fraserburgh, and Stonehaven.
Oct 27th, 2021
For up to date Vaccination data please see Public Health Scotland Data: COVID-19 Daily Dashboard | Tableau Public
Letters for the 60-69 year old patient cohort have started to be issued and will arrive over the next 2 weeks.
Flu cases are monitored annually and don’t usually start to rise until December
Rescheduling your vaccination appointment? Don’t miss your booster!
If you are eligible for both a ‘flu jab and a COVID-19 booster you will be issued with an appointment. If that appointment isn’t convenient, you can reschedule it. However, please remember that the COVID-19 booster can only be given 24 weeks AFTER your second dose. If you bring your appointment too far forward, our teams will not be able to administer the COVID-19 booster.
Why these changes?
In 2017, the Scottish Government and the Scottish General Practitioners Committee (SGPC) agreed vaccinations would move away from a model based on GP delivery to one based on NHS Board delivery through dedicated teams.
National Call Centre (available 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week)
0800 030 8013
Visit NHS Inform for further information on the Flu Vaccination programme
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